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Rugby League World Issue 400 - Out Now!

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 401 - OUT NOW!
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Racism, American style

20 August 2014 - 08:28 PM


Aus v NZ

16 August 2014 - 12:02 PM

Quite probably the worst game of union I've seen in years, a dire try-less waste of time.  Both teams seemed to want to spend the game either cheating or complaining to the ref about the other side cheating, and what made it worse is that the ref had a real shocker getting some pretty big things wrong and seeming to make decisions based on who complained the most.  Most professional level refs would have lost patience with the dissent 10 minutes into the game and started showing yellow cards.  There was one example that just highlighted it all, scrum set and it looked fairly fine, Aussie flanker stood up and shouted across the scrum to the ref about something very pedantic, referee penalised NZ, 99% of refs would have penalised the Aussie for losing his binding and being a whiny complainer.

 

Final whistle went, nothing from the crowd at all beyond the murmur of a not quite full stadium of people discussing the best way to get out and wondering if there was a way to get their money back.  I've seen more crowd engagement at 2nd team amateur games.

 

If that's the pinnacle of union competition then some people really need their heads knocking together.


Finally, a use for Justin Beiber

05 August 2014 - 12:00 PM

Use his voice as self-defence against bears


Union women's world cup

01 August 2014 - 05:48 PM

Sky Sports covering the entire thing.

 

For those who haven't taken the time to watch women's rugby of either code, it's like the men's version but without the egotism. Same commitment, same skills, same hits, less of the macho posturing you get in the men's game. Go on, give it a try...

 

Also, here's why women rugby players are tougher than you!


2015 General Election predictions

30 July 2014 - 10:15 AM

I was listening to the radio this morning on the way to work and heard a commentary about the latest polling results that show a Labour majority of around 40 seats if the election were held today.  That 40 majority coming at the expense of the Lib Dems who will lose around 40 MPs with those constituencies almost universally transferring to Labour control.  Tories are set to lose around 40-ish seats as well to Labour with the core problem being UKIP, the recent saying of "vote UKIP, get Labour" seems to be right.  If the results play out in 2015 this way I hope Miliband shows courtesy by sending a thank-you note to Farage.